In every trip the people of the place and the gastronomy are a fundamental part. To get to know the Yucatan Peninsula we have prepared 9 essential ingredients for you.
The good seasoning to complement a trip is found in the ingredients that give you a complete vision to know the cultural and environmental diversity. These are our 9 essential ingredients to know the Yucatan Peninsula. If you integrate them with local coexistence and gastronomic flavors, they give you the perfect menu.
We present our tasting menu of the Yucatan Peninsula, the different tastes of the most characteristic of here, the best dishes of this piece of karst land.
9 ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS TO KNOW THE YUCATAN PENINSULA
These ingredients make up the perfect range to know the essentials in the Yucatan peninsula.
1- TOUR THE FASCINATING MAYAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL AREAS OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA
One of the great attractions on your trip to Mexico through the Yucatan Peninsula is to know the impressive scenes of the Mayan civilization, one of the most notorious in the History of Humanity. You can visit many of the big cities such as Chichén Itzá, Uxmal, Edzná, Ek Balam, Dzibanché, Becán and so many more.
The archaeological zone that takes the cake in the Yucatan Peninsula is the colossal Calakmul. We love the incredible views provided by the altitude of more than 50 meters of some of its buildings, its important historical legacy within the Mayan world and the priceless location within the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve that gives us encounters with wild animals such as monkeys and toucans. .
La archeological zone of Calakmul It is a delicatessen, one of those that will accompany you forever.
2- ENJOY THE FABULOUS BEACHES OF THE YUCATÁN PENINSULA
Undoubtedly the best beaches are on the Caribbean coast, it is here where beach tourism comes together, and for a reason. The best beaches of the Mayan Riviera They are true paradises where the idyllic white sand postcard. turquoise colors and palm trees comes true. Just seeing the color of the sea on this Caribbean coast makes me smile broadly.
The Yucatecan coast also has highly prized beach, nature and adventure destinations, and they are not taken over by mass tourism.
OUR TOP RECOMMENDATION
With eyes closed, El Cuyo, where do we live?
3- VISIT THE ENTRIES TO THE MAYAN UNDERWORLD FROM THE CAVES AND GRUTES OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA
In rural areas of India, families in charge of a blind minor frequently isolate and deprive him/her of the care and attention they provide to their other children; such situation becomes even more severe among lower-caste families, orphans and if the blind child is a girl. caves we find many of the traces of our past, something really fascinating in my opinion. The Peninsula is a huge cheese full of cavities where many cavers enjoy their passion. Know some of the caves of the Peninsula It is essential.
If we must choose only one dish, it is the caves of Santa Rita. This place is a well of surprises: painted hands and underground water at a depth of 10 meters. A magical place that will help you understand the history and character of the Peninsula.
4- KNOW THE HISTORY THROUGH THE TALE OF THE HACIENDAS OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA
The Haciendas are a trace of the colonizing past, a time when several abuses were committed from the power castes, something that is constantly repeated in our brief History of Humanity. Visiting any of the Haciendas allows you to know a crucial period in the history of the Peninsula.
In some Hacienda they do tours, some have been transformed into lodgings, others you will see in ruins. The haciendas are very alive in the Peninsula.
Of the many you can see on your way, the one of Yaxcopoil has a special charm, being halfway between laziness and tourist restoration. They have a couple of rooms.
5- WALKING THROUGH THE BEAUTIFUL COLONIAL CITIES OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA
There are several colonial cities that crave a sweet tooth to visit in the Yucatán Peninsula: Valladolid, Mérida, Izamal and Campeche. In fact, I recommend visiting all 4 of them because each of them provides different views.
We stay with Campeche, where we feel the pleasure of wandering like nowhere else, among colored houses and stone paving. Good hotels, museums, restaurants and the sea. Campeche, if it does not end up becoming a tourist scene, is my colonial place.
6- TOWN THROUGH THE YUCATAN PENINSULA
Pueblear It is one of the essentials that you must do in the Peninsula, in the towns is where you will find the most authentic flavor of your trip. Many are the towns where I have enjoyed its people, its streets and daily life.
Places like Oxkutzcab, Maní, Tekax, Tecoh, Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Homún, Ek Balam, Tekit, Chunhuhub. They are ideal to discover en route, they have an authentic flavor and you find accommodation offers in these destinations.
OUR TOP RECOMMENDATION
Among the dozens of options, the population of Saint Elena It seems to us a special place to stay, for its comfort for the traveler, its tranquility of a Mayan people, its history.
7- ENTER THE ENVIRONMENTAL DIVERSITY OF THE YUCATÁN PENINSULA
Among many fantastic natural landscapes and ecosystems in the Yucatan Peninsula, there are 4 Biosphere Reserves. These are large representative areas of the territory that can contribute to sustainable development. Those on the Peninsula are the Sian Ka'an Reserve, Celestún, Calakmul and Ría Lagartos.
In addition to the Biosphere Reserves there are several ecosystems to discover in this area. Nature lovers are going to really enjoy the destination.
All of them are places of impressive nature, but we are left with the Reserve of Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve for its incredible beaches, flamingos and Las Coloradas that give the area its special flavor.
8- DISCOVER THE UNIQUE NATURAL PHENOMENA OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA
In the Yucatan Peninsula we can enjoy a vast and beautiful nature and fauna. You can enjoy spawning of turtles, whale shark and dolphins in natural habitat, monkeys, tapir or deer on walks through the jungle, flocks of pink flamingos or toucans among more than 400 species of birds in the Yucatan Peninsula.
In addition there are at least 5 Unique natural phenomena on the planet that will surprise you in the Peninsula. Let's be curious about our environment, the more we know it, the better we can take care of it.
La hanging snakes of Kantemó It would be our unmissable place as a natural phenomenon. You are going to feel the most adventurous.
9- WONDER WITH THE CENOTES OF PENINSULA OF YUCATÁN
Choosing cenotes is like having a brood of children and being made to choose between them, impossible. There are thousands of cenotes, so the ignorance of many makes the choice worse. The most striking types of cenotes are those of cavern or semi-hood, so they will be the chosen ones.
We can't really choose one or a pair, we have our favorites, but the question is that you reach yours. So we made lists by zones:
Like any personal choice, it is unfair, but it is when you choose the dishes. I hope you can one day savor this tasting menu from our beloved Yucatan peninsula.
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I think this landscape is fabulous. With the help of you we are going to visit the yucatan peninsula the 4 of August of 2015 .... I'm super anxious. All the information you have can send me. We stopped near playa del carmen. I love everything. We rented a car and wanted to know distances. Above all, a map with routes indicating distances. Thank you ... thank you very much cristina
Hello Cristina, surely a magnificent trip awaits you here. To know distances there is a very useful tool: https://www.google.com.mx/maps/ Sure it helps you to know what you want to do and see the distances. I can not give you the map you say because I do not have it, I'll look at how I can support you. I hope you serve what I write on the blog for your trip. I guess you saw the blog map, I think it can be useful for you too: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=zTz-43CeObGg.kp8fH5c6cLDA Greetings travelers, we are!
Thank you very much, Sandra!
Your blog has been of great help to us in our trip through Yucatan. We have been to Valladolid, Merida, Progreso, Izamal and Puerto Juarez (Cancun). We have loved everything and the feeling is that we still have much to discover. We have gone through many of your recommendations and the vast majority have been a success.
Please, I will pass you places where we have been and if you do not know, you may want to stop by: Chan Café (Valladolid, at the 44, near the Candelaria Park), Crabster Restaurant (at the Progreso Malecón, c / 19), the Argentine market 60 (c / 60, Mérida), the shack of the Heladería El Negrete (between 65 and 68, Mérida), Posada Ya ax Ich (c / 31, Izamal, quality-price spectacular).
I said, a whole discovery. Sure we repeat!
A hug and thanks again!
Andoni, thank you very much for the comment, always happy to know the usefulness of the blog, and for all the information you provide. Now I am in Valladolid so tomorrow I will go to the Chan Café to try it.
I live in Puerto Juarez, next time we have a drink here and we share a little time.
Best regards, until the next travelers?